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If warm, breezy summers, mild winters, and nearly constant sunshine sound appealing to you, then Marathon, Texas is the place to be. With summer highs averaging around 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and winter highs frequently above 60 degrees, Marathon's year-round weather is hard to beat.
Averaging around three hundred and fifty days of pure sunshine, and with an average annual rainfall of eleven inches, Marathon nestles in the grasslands on the northern edge of the Chihuahan desert, surrounded by scenic mountain ranges. These serve as a windbreak for the strong seasonal winds which buffet the rest of West Texas. At about 4,000 feet above sea level , even the hottest days boast cool nights, and the occasional brief thunderstorms provide breathtaking panoramas before quickly moving on. The clean air and clear skies make for some of the best stargazing in the country. (from VisitMarathonTexas.com)